By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
Monsoon rains will continue to influence some areas in Luzon, especially in the western part, as a typhoon at the tip of North -Luzon reinforces the effect of the southwestern monsoon or habagat.
The administration of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) estimated the location of a typhoon with international name & # 39; Soulik & # 39; on Sunday afternoon, 1800 kilometers northeast of the far north of Luzon.
It is less likely that the country will take responsibility, but the typhoon blows the south-western monsoon and hits the western part of Luzon.
Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms will affect Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Bat anes , Babuyan Islands, Zambales and Bataan.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience a partly cloudy to cloudy sky with isolated rain showers as a result of localized thunderstorms.
PAGASA said the typhoon might slightly strengthen the southwest monsoon by Tuesday, which could occasionally cause moderate to heavy rainfall over extreme northern Luzon, particularly across Babuyan Islands, Batanes and the northern part of Ilocos Norte.
It advised seafarers that moderate to strong seas will prevail over the northern and western sections of Luzon due to habagat.
Meanwhile, the coastlines across the rest of the country will be mild to moderate.